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About Functional Health Clinic

Unlike conventional medicine that focuses more on the diagnosis and prescription, our team at Functional Health Clinic takes a much more holistic approach. By focusing on why your symptoms manifest the way they do, we seek to identify the root cause behind your chronic illness – so that we can craft a personalised plan just for you.

Our Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Approach

Unlike conventional medical care, we first help Clients heal and then empower them with the knowledge and tools to avoid many of the pitfalls that created their illness in the first place. No matter where you are right now, with our expert guidance you can lead a vibrant life!

Guided step-by-step by, you will implement an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the most up-to-date nutritional science and lifestyle medicine, to significantly improve your health and alleviate symptoms.

Dedicated Attention

In your typical 7-minute doctor's visit, there is little time to understand the depth of your illness, let alone the contributing factors that may have caused it.

During your in-depth intake consultation, we take the time needed, one-on-one, to conduct a thorough review to understand all the potential triggers for your illness. This review includes your past medical history, your past and present diet, environment, stress levels, and gut health. Your in-depth health history is the start to unraveling the root causes of you illness.

Personalised Care

Not only is each Client biologically unique , but their illness is unique too. There are so many factors that may be to blame for your illness – from lifestyle choices, food choices, allergies and even toxins in your immediate environment... Plus let's not forget mindset (which plays a big role of your health).

After we do your intake, we may conduct further specialty lab tests (that your current doctor may not even know about). Plus, we also use other assessment tools to get the full picture of your health so that with a precise diagnosis, we can come up with a precise "healing prescription".

Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into your conventional doctor's office? That means you may be getting an outdated advice and not using the best lab testing available for your case. Chances are your doctor is not even aware of advanced testing that could make all the difference in your healing plan.
At Functional Health Clinic, we follow up-to-date research – including the best, most advanced testing and we pair that with current nutritional science so that you can finally achieve your health goals .

Root Cause Resolution

Unlike conventionally-trained doctors, our care team always focuses on getting to the root causes of your illness. We also examine the key cellular imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.

Also known as functional medicine, our care is so effective because we focus on dealing with the "up-stream" catalyst of chronic illnesses – including toxicity in your home or work-place, potential food intolerances and allergies, gut & hormonal imbalances, along with mindset issue that all determine how healthy you are to date.

Co-Creating Health

Changing your lifestyle may seem daunting, but we teach you how to use mindset tools to overcome stubborn habits that aren't serving you any longer. We make the prospect of getting healthy "fun" and have a wide range of tools in place to support you during your health transformation and beyond.

We also leverage health coaching and other forms of support and accountability so your new healing lifestyle practices can become an integral part of your everyday life.

About Aira Mahandru

Aira Mahandru is a fully Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with an Institute for Functional Medicine, registered Nutritional Therapist, Naturopath and a founder of Functional Health Clinic. 

She works collaboratively with other health care practitioners where necessary to get her Clients best health outcomes.

If you wish to find out what working with Aira would be like, schedule your free 20 minute discovery call below.  

"I could have never done it without you"

I’m just writing to thank you for all the support and help you have given me in order to guide me back to good health, I could have never done it without you. You were always so kind and supportive and I appreciate how much time and effort you always put into researching and considering my treatment. I was very impressed with your depth of knowledge from our first meeting and I continue to feel very grateful that I had the good luck to find you.

- Linda

"I enjoyed working with Aira."

She invests the time to listen to your needs and produces a practical plan that you can follow.

- Claudia

"Thanks for doing all the investigative work and getting me out of my troubles."

Dear Aira, I am so glad I found you. I can finally eat the food I want without pain or getting ill.

I went through years of pain and discomfort, and no one even mentioned to me that I might have had a gut infection.

- Jane

Take The First Step On Your

Journey Back To Health

Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a Client. We are happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Functional Health Clinic is right for you or your child

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